© 2009

Embodied Sporting Practices

Regulating and Regulatory Bodies


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Kath Woodward
    Pages 18-41
  3. Kath Woodward
    Pages 42-70
  4. Kath Woodward
    Pages 152-175
  5. Kath Woodward
    Pages 176-186
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 187-206

About this book


This is a book about bodies; material bodies and their practices and the regulatory bodies that shape embodied selves and their experiences. Sport is the focus for an examination of the links and intersections between lived bodies and the body politic and its disciplinary apparatuses.


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Open UniversityUK

About the authors

Kath Woodward is Professor of Sociology and Head of Department in the Sociology Department at the Open University, UK. Her interests bring together feminist theory, gender studies and sport. She is author of Boxing, Masculinity and Identity, Social Sciences: The Big Issues, Why Feminism Matters, Embodied Sporting Practices, and Sex, Power and the Games.

Bibliographic information


'Woodward's work here offers a new understanding of embodied experiences in sport, and it opens up space for future feminist and other social scientific investigations of embodied human experience.'

- Katie Snyder Marr, Michigan Technological University, USA